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Costs management will be 'entirely normal discipline' within a decade, says architect of English court reforms

Standard costs management orders and mandatory training for civil judges should be introduced, in order to address some of the criticisms that have emerged about the regime over the past two years, the architect of the reforms has said. 18 May 2015

UK businesses must prepare for online dispute resolution, says expert

UK businesses should prepare now for settling disputes with consumers through a system of online mediation and anticipate a further shift towards online dispute resolution in future too, an expert has said. 28 Apr 2015

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Mixed views expressed about 'double patenting' through new unitary patent framework

Businesses, trade groups and intellectual property (IP) specialists are split on whether UK rules should allow inventors to obtain both a UK national patent and a new unitary patent for the same invention, according to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).... 19 Mar 2015

More health and safety offenders likely to appeal, says expert, as magistrates get power to issue unlimited fines

Companies and individuals charged with health and safety offences in England and Wales will be likely to change their tactics in the courts following last week's removal of the cap on fines imposed by the magistrates' courts, an expert has said. 16 Mar 2015

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